Long time no speak – April Picture Roundup

Hi everyone, I have decided to come back over to this blog for a while. Something has happened to my self-hosted site and as my husband is the one that needs to sort it I may be a while before … Continue reading

Gallstones Update 4. Surgery Done

Hi everyone.

It has been a while since I have done a gallstones update as nothing has been happening and I have been sitting on the waiting list hoping I would get my operation date through as soon as possible.

Well I finally received a call 2 weeks ago asking if I could go in for my operation on 8th November. I jumped at the chance and was booked in for my pre op one week before I was due for my operation.

So my operation took place last week. I had a laprascopic cholecystectomy and this was done under the day surgery ward.

I arrived on the ward at 7:30am and was admitted, asked to put on a gown and paper knickers and sit in a recline chair to wait to be called for surgery. 

I was called for surgery at 9:20am so I didn’t have to wait for too long, which is good as I wasn’t allowed my phone. Luckily I had taken a book to read! The consultant and the anesthesiologist came to see me before I went down to sign consent forms etc.

I was back up on the reclining chair by 11:30am and all was done. The nurse said I would need to stay for 6 hours so this is what happened. I was in quite a bit of discomfort which was apparently due to the gas still in my body from surgery, I am still suffering from this now but it gets better every day. This was something I wasn’t told about before hand and I wish I had have been because it is really quite painful and the pain goes up into your shoulders so it can be a quite frightening pain if you are not expecting it.

After having a horrible tuna sandwich and a few cups of tea the consultant who performed the surgery came to see how I was getting on and then at 5pm I was able to be discharged. I was given dressings which I have been replacing every 48 hours and also told to make an appointment to have the clips taken out at my GP’s on Friday, which I have done.

Since then I have been getting better everyday I am still sitting up when.i go to sleep using lots of pillows to prop myself up with but I am getting lower down the more nights go by which is fab ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t sleep on my side yet though which I’m missing as that is how I usually sleep. 

I have 4 wounds from the surgery. 3 or which are fine and healing well but one is starting to go red and a little bit sore so I am not sure if this is getting infected! I shall be keeping a close eye on it!!! 

This is a picture of how my wounds where looking 4 days after surgery.

Laughing and coughing are so painful which is not fun and for the first 4 days I was walking hunched right over but I am standing up straighter every day.

I will do another update next week when I have had my clips out and let you all know how I am getting on.

I am just so glad that nasty gallbladder has now gone!

Thank you for reading and watching if you did.

Hannah xx

Oliver’s 9 Month Update

Hi Everyone,

Somehow Oliver is now well into being 9 months, so i thought i best update you all. I cannot believe how quick the time is going! he will be 1 before we know it.

If you would like to find out how Oliver is doing please check out my video over on my channel.

Thank you for reading/watching

Hannah xx


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Running update. I ran my first ever 10k race

Hi everyone.

We ran our first ever 10k race last weekend so I thought it was a good time for an update.

So we headed off for Sheffield last Sunday morning having only ran the full 10k once (which included a little walking as I had horrendous stomach ache that day) hoping that we would finish in around 1 hour 15 minutes. 
We managed to complete it in 1 hour 12 minutes and 13 seconds which we are both super proud of as there was some awful hills along the way. I think it definitely helps having lots of other people around you and we where always trying to keep the 1 hour 15 minute marker lady in our site throughout most of the run. We then decided closer to the end we could pass her and still feel like we could carry on running that pace so we did ๐Ÿ™‚

Unfortunately i am going to have to have a few weeks off now as i am finally having my gallbladder removed on Tuesday (I will be doing a post on this once i have had it done) so i will be out of action for a little while. once i am all recovered i will be back to training as i want to get up to a half marathon for next May and I would also like to get in lots more 10k races before then if I can. I would also like to start going back to the park run on a Saturday morning and speed up my time on a shorter distance run.

Here is a picture of us at the end with our medals ๐Ÿ™‚ I am very proud of my first ever medal and am hoping to add to it very soon!

I hope this motivates you to give training for a 10k or any running distance a go. If you have read my other posts you will know i started the couch to 10k running app from the start and it has been brilliant ๐Ÿ™‚

my first running post

signing up for a race

Thank you for reading.

Hannah xx

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Asda Shopping Haul for a Family of 5 24th October 2016

Hi everyone,

I have been uploading my food shopping hauls to my YouTube channel for a while now but I don’t think I have added them onto here before. So I thought it was time I did!

This week shopping came to ยฃ90.52 but this includes nappies that will probably last me the whole month and also laundry items and washing up liquid that will last a couple of weeks.

It is also holiday from school this week so I ordered a few more snacky items to keep the big kids going while they are off!

So here is the haul video, enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for reading/watching

Hannah xx

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